Simpson Model 10 prototype

Discussion in 'Photos & Bicycle Builds' started by MotorbikeMike, Jul 22, 2007.

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  1. Hi all, yesterday, before the run-in with the ChickenS**t motorbikers wife and I were up at the fab shop working on my newest bike. The Model 10 is Almost what I had wanted from the very beginning.

    She will require stiffer springing on the front, has 3+ inches of travel, low ground clearance and a mean look.

    I have licensed Solano County Choppers to produce and sell finished bikes, and I will continue to sell chassis. We are currently schedualling a dedicated run of 7 new chassis to be built. 5 for Solano, and 2 pre-ordered from a customer in WA State to build from me. Solano is projecting 4-8 bikes per month, however that will depend on his sales.

    If any of you want one of these, either now, or soon, it would be most wise to let me know. I do not know how many will be built, surely there will never be as many as I wish there would be!

    Here are some pre-release pics of my newest old bike

    As soon as a couple of little details are finished, I will bring her home, slide all the drivetrain parts back on her, ride, and work out a few kinks, make the inframe toolbox, then it's teardown and powder.


  2. azbill

    azbill Active Member

    lookin good Mike
    what kind of numbers are talking here...prices ?
    any news on the 4stroke front?
  3. davidsis

    davidsis Guest


    Love that bike dude.
  4. locoWelder

    locoWelder Guest

    looks great Mike, could you see all of us that build getting together and building a MBc theme bike......I got dibs on all the aluminum cans from the group meeting...that should pay for most of the fab work......if we can see strait after that :lol:
  5. engines prices and stuff

    HI no more news on the 4-strokes yet, I'm trying to figure out what to do about them. Mine is performing flawlessly, tho I have to force myself to ride it rather than my Whizzer.
    Some people say there is not a lot of "cheapness" going on here and the next thing I read is about someone talking about the 4-stroke kit in thier town for 295, less money than I'm yet able to get them shipped to me here. I will need to go more direct. However, before I would import these things I need to be sure that no-one is gonna "cheap me out" I am not wealthy, and cannot take those kinds of risks.

    On the model 10, pvt me, as it's not popular to price things in the posts here, and I can let you know about it.
    This I will say here. ALL U.S. MADE IN CALIFORNIA!!! That's worth shouting about.

    My entire design is based on AMERICAN motorcycles. It is mandrell drawn tubing in top and front, normalized chromoly in the rear triangle area. ALL flat stock 1/4 steel plate. Steer tube, and bottom bracket are 120 wall machined inside for the bearing cups. I do not think you'll find a stronger bike frame anywhere.

    I was hit by a Ford pickup (sideswiped, actually) I was a bit the worse for the wear, not the bike.

    I currently have enuf plate stock precut to build 8, not the 7 ordered, so, who knows?

    Building, yes loco, building would be very fun, but I have no shop here. I would also wonder, what in the heck would we build? I built 1 chopper bicycle and that, so far, has been enuf for me.

    The next thing I have on the horizon, along with the Model 10 will be a Bobber, I bet you. Built with the same quality, strenght, durability, and with Whizzer motormounts as the 08-10 series are. I'm negotioating that now, with another designer, to get his chassis alongside mine. This way we can front Model 10, 1940's style Hardtail bobber with springer, and the Whizzer Motorbike to have a killer line-up.

    Do NOT hold your breath on the Bobber, as that deal is VERY fragile. Anyone waiting for that project better marry a girl who's father owns a Shoe Store, as he'll likely be walking a long time!

    I hope to continue to improve the Motor Bicycle business, and am open to most ideas except cheap. Cheapness leads only to eBay Box-Sellers, no service, no commitment to the end user, and no improvements of the breed. I would love to see reasonable, but I abhor cheap!

  6. iRide Customs

    iRide Customs Member

    Looks good Mike. I like the slacked head angle much better! I have been tossing around ideas for the next iRide bike and I am pretty sure it will be this classic look...I just never get tired of it.

    The bobber project would be great to see...I hope things work out for that.

  7. davidsis

    davidsis Guest

    Prototype 10

    That is too cool. If you sell it will the necessary parts come with it like the tank springer frount end, and those other necessary parts come with it?
  8. davidsis

    davidsis Guest


    I go to Daytona all of the time. That would be perfect to take to Daytona for bike week Biketober fest and some of the other special events, or even just park outside of Boot Hill. Or the Iron Horse Saloon.
  9. gone_fishin

    gone_fishin Guest

    the "racer" is a beaut mike :)

    about the 4-stroker kits...all we want is a decent product at a decent price...and a reliable supply :)

    not all of us here are in the clouds when it comes to the reality of what is "cheap" and what is simply "affordable" and may require (optional) upgrades. offer a kit/engine that will install & run 'outta the box' @ a reasonable price, and then just ignore the "cheapos" 8)
  10. Racers, 4-strokes, and good times

    Hi I just brought her home, it's late, and that 12 of #33 was sooo good after a day at the "Salt Mine". 33 you say???? Good gosh I never thought I'd need to tell anyone here about the "Rolling Rock"!!!

    Davidsis, My chassis have always come with Tank, Springer, frame, drop stand, front and lower bearings, seatpost, adapter, and clamp, the bolts, nuts, and acorns to assemble the fork, drop stand, and rockers. I have known for so long, that many kits are nearly impossible to build, some because they leave out hard to find parts, others because of requiring machine work or other complications.

    In other news, I hope to bring the 4-strokes to a logiacl price and availablity, it's late, I'm only half done with what needs to be done, and got a Union Meetin' tomorrow.

  11. iRide Customs

    iRide Customs Member

    Mike, if you start selling the 4 strokes I will be one of the first ones in line!

  12. People ask, whadda ya been doin? (with pics)

    Hi all, well time to try out this snazzy new software! It looks like the tem has done a very good job migrating the database, tho I'm still learning what the new Icons mean, and will make an attempt to load my avatar.

    On the other hand, you ask, what HAVE I been doing? I spent much time this week with my Model 10, trying to get her back to running condition, and to learn what it might take to get the kits to the point where they can be assembeled from instructions with no special tools, or special skills.

    Here she is this evening in the dusk, wife holding her, as I did not get a chance to create a new drop stand clip.


    PS the meeting with Tim went well, thanks for asking.....

    I cannot figure out how to upload the pics I just resized to send here.

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  13. turbo/chaos

    turbo/chaos Guest

    from the way you built it it has the look in the fram of the 1913 exeelsior 7-c
    or the 1912 harley davidson x8a keep it going and take a look at the bikes i leisted here
  14. Glory days of Motorcycle

    Hi turbo, yes I did study pics of harley and Indian as I was designing my bikes, tho I had NOT seen any in person! Much happened, some good, some not so good. Recently I was lucky enuf to get close to this fine ORIGIONAL 1910 Excelsior Single.
    Mike ( I cannot figger out how to imbed pic GRRRRR!!!) 1910EXS.JPG
  15. gone_fishin

    gone_fishin Guest

    mike, the attachment is doing exactly what we wanted it to do...display a thumbnail in the post, then open in a new window.
  16. Status Qoa

    Hi Augi, well I would guess that is why I cannot figure out how to imbed? And here all along I thot it was somehow my fault! Well, here is a bonus I think it is about a 1907-1908 Sears, with a wood lined sheave. Here in a local collection.

  17. Jim H

    Jim H Guest

    Your bikes are so pretty it hurts... like falling head over heels in love and knowing you just can't have it.
  18. Model 10 news

    Hi Gang, I've not said much about Model 10 progress, but I'll let the cat out of the bag. After much negotiation, I have secured a first-class Motorcycle Frame manufacturer to build my Model 10. I'm sitting on pins and needles over minor mods to the bike, and final cost and production dates. Quality will be as good, or better than anything we've seen so far.

    To Jim H and others they WILL be available!

    1) 22 degree rake instead of 18 on 08, 26 on prototype.

    2) NEW (I wish I knew how to make that "NEW" flash) They will make the in-frame toolbox!!!

    3) subtle changes to triple clamp plates

    4) significant changes to rockers

    5) New Larger springs on springer

    6) and a few other lil things.

    I'm hoping to get the first few Production Chassis in about 3 weeks, maybe the first week of September?

    I have 7 sold to Solano County Choppers, 2 in Vancouver WA. One to an LA county town (a custom build) some interest in Daytona Beach FL., and one for me so I can assure everything is right, and that it assembles the way I say it does, then I'll ride and show it.

    That seems like 11 bikes, and I do not have one here even to study the details of a production version of my bike.

    I think things are going well, and I do have marketing plans schemed up to promote the bikes, as soon as there is a flow of production.

    I'm very excited, and do NOT like waiting, tho there seems to be nothing I can do, but to encourge my developement guy, and the factory, in thier effort to bring this project to light.

  19. uncle_punk13

    uncle_punk13 Guest

    Story of my life bro.-
    A day late and a dollar short!!!